ADOPTED - APRIL 12, 2005
Agenda Item No. 11
Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF THE 2005 STATE ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
WHEREAS, Arbor Day was first celebrated in 1872 to promote conservation efforts and has become a cherished and respected tradition in Michigan; and
WHEREAS, Arbor Day is a time to celebrate trees and their importance in our lives and represents an opportunity to emphasize that tree planting is an important personal demonstration of stewardship; and
WHEREAS, Arbor Day helps remind Ingham County residents that healthy natural resources are vital and that each of us can play a role in ensuring the quality of life in our community; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners wish to recognize the outstanding efforts of all involved with the success of Arbor Day including the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance, Ingham Conservation District, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Division and the City of Lansing=s Parks & Recreation and Forestry Division; and
WHEREAS, the 2005 State Arbor Day Celebration will take place Friday, April 29, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Potter Park Zoo.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby endorses Arbor Day and extends their congratulations and best wishes to the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance, Ingham Conservation District, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Division and the City of Lansing=s Parks & Recreation and Forestry Division on the occasion of 2005 State Arbor Day Celebration.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Celentino, Copedge, De Leon, Schor, Severino
Nays: None Absent: Vickers Approved 4/5/05